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 for Bearding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beard \Beard\ (b[=e]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bearded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Bearding.]
     1. To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard
        of (a man), in anger or contempt.
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     2. To oppose to the face; to set at defiance.
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              No admiral, bearded by these corrupt and dissolute
              minions of the palace, dared to do more than mutter
              something about a court martial.      --Macaulay.
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     3. To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and
        similar shellfish.
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